Originally posted by 9erReign:
You keep assuming that Kobe is gone. He is most likely going to at the very least be a $15-20M cog in that salary cap. I doubt he would take less than LeBron lol, that ego is too big.
I'd be fine with Kobe for $15M next year, provided that he returns to form after his injury. (big if) That still leaves about $26M to fill out the roster with.
PG: Kyle Lowry ($8M), Darren Collison ($2.5M...room exception)
SG: Thabo Sefolosha ($4.5M), Nick Young ($1.2M)
SF: Kobe Bryant ($15M)
PF: LeBron James (21M), James McAdoo ($1.4M...'14 pick)
C: Emeka Okafor ($5M), Chris Andersen ($1.5M), Robert Sacre ($0.9M)
And you'd probably be able to sign a ring chaser or two to a vet minimum Anything beyond that, he can walk, preferably in a sign & trade.